If you are lactose intolerant or if you’re becoming a vegan, but do not want to lose out on the many health benefits dairy provides, you can try almond milk. It is made from combining almond with water and then straining it. It is slightly sweet and is a great alternative to cow’s milk or goat’s milk. It provides your body with energy, proteins, and fiber and contains very less fat. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, zinc, potassium, and sodium. Since it comes in many flavors, you can choose your favorite one and sip away to avail its many health benefits. Here are a few ways you can have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
You can try this yummy breakfast recipe that uses almond milk as one of its main ingredients.
Toasted Almond French Toast
1 cup almond milk
3 tablespoons of honey
1/8 cup of salt
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 small loaf of challah bread, sliced into 10 slices
1/2 cup almond slices
Butter or oil
Preheat the over to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a baking sheet with parchment and place it in the oven.
In a large bowl, add almond milk, eggs, honey, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
Whisk the ingredients together.
Dip the Challah bread slices in the mixture in batches of 2 or 3 and allow them to soak for 10 minutes.
Heat a skillet over a medium flame and grease it with butter or oil.
Take a slice of Challah bread out of the mixture, let the excess mixture drip off, and place it on a small plate.
Sprinkle some almonds over the bread and press them in the bread.
Place the bread onto the skillet and cook until both sides turn golden brown.
Transfer the toast into the oven to keep warm and finish cooking the other slices.
Serve with maple syrup.
You can try this amazing gluten and oil-free fruit pizza that uses almond milk for lunch.
Gluten And Oil-Free Fruit Pizza
1/4 cup of almond milk
1/4 cup of oat flour
1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoon of nut butter of choice
1 banana, sliced
3-4 fresh strawberries or berries of choice, sliced
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, add oats, cocoa powder, flax seeds, coconut milk, cinnamon, and almond milk and mix the ingredients to get a sticky dough.
Spread the mixture over a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 5 to 8 minutes.
Spread the nut butter of choice over it.
Decorate with fresh fruits and drizzle maple syrup over it.
Almond milk chicken makes a great choice for dinner.
Almond Milk Chicken
4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon olive oil
5-10 cloves garlic with skin removed
Salt and pepper to taste
A handful of parsley
4 bay leaves
Juice from ½ a large lemon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash the chicken thighs and pat dry.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Sear the chicken thighs in an oven-safe pan until they are nicely brown.
Add almond milk, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, garlic, a handful of parsley, and salt and pepper to the pan.
Bring it to a boil.
Place it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Take the pan out, remove the chicken, and place it on a plate.
Add lemon juice and cornstarch to the pan with the hot sauce and whisk thoroughly to avoid cornstarch lumps.
Boil the mixture for 1 minute until it thickens.
Pour it over the chicken and season it with lemon slices, parsley, and rice.